Thursday, June 4, 2009

One Tommy (Glavine) out, one Tommy (Hanson) in

The Atlanta Braves have released pitcher Tom Glavine, who won 305 career games.

Glavine, who threw six scoreless innings in a rehab start on Tuesday, would have been due a cool $1 million if he were placed on the active roster.

In the off-season, Glavine signed a one-year contract with $1 million in guarantees and $4.5 million worth of incentives.

According to Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Braves GM Frank Wren didn't give the "it's-just-business" standard line.

“It’s not a business decision from our perspective,” said Wren, who watched Glavine in Class AAA Gwinnett last Thursday. “It’s a performance decision.”

Glavine told the AJC that he was "surprised and disappointed” and his agent says Glavine will look to pitch elsewhere.

In the meantime, the Braves have called up phenom Tommy Hanson - no relation to this blogger unless, of course, Tommy is willing to fund some "Hanson family" projects.

Hanson will make his major league debut on Saturday as the team's fifth starter against the Brewers. Kris Medlen, who was scheduled to start, will now move to the bullpen.

In 11 starts in Triple-A, Hanson posted a 1.49 ERA and opposing batters hit only .169 against him. He also struck out 90 batters in 66 1/3 innings.

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